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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Union, IL.
Ben helped us every step of the way in our home search. He was very patient, explained everything in great detail and was always available when we had questions. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Marengo, IL.
Ben helped me find my new home. He was very knowledgeable, professional, and answered all my questions and concerns. He knew the requirements I had for a new home, and found places that met my needs. I would highly recommend him!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Woodstock, IL.
Ben is a pleasure to work with! It was easy to schedule time with him, and he was extremely knowledgeable about the area. I was a first time home buyer and Ben was a huge asset in helping me see things that I may not have known to look out for. He stayed very late hours working with us and never made it seem like it was at all a problem. He had great recommendations for anything/anyone that I needed. I always felt that he had my best interests in mind, and am SO happy with the home that I ended up purchasing!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Bensenville, IL.
Ben is simply professional. Let me give you my story. My wife and I were looking at affordable homes in Marengo, Illinois. Originally we contacted an agent that had several listings in the area we were interested in. Unfortunately, we were not impressed with her. I then found Ben since he had a listing in the area as well. When I called he was out of town but his assistant helped me and conveyed the information to Ben. She was extremely professional. Ben contacted me shortly thereafter and made some recommendations. He then arranged several showings and my wife and I decided on one home in particular. Ben advised us on what was a good starting offer and guided us through the various offers and counter-offers until we closed the deal. The price was substantially lower than we expected. Ben also helped me find a commercial location at a very good price. If you want an honest, professional who will work for you, Ben is your man. His office staff is great as well.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Marengo, IL.
Ben was excellent and very knowledgeable. He made me feel like I was his only client as he always had time for me no matter what. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone looking to buy or sell! Honest, hard working realtor!
Ben is fabulous! A pro in his field! He is very knowledgeable in many different areas; from neighborhoods, types of homes, as well as what buyers and sellers both need. I've already referred him to family and friends. He made the whole process very easy. He helped me not only find a home I wanted but helped me find a tenant for my condo all within a matter of a five months. He was very patient and definitely willing to hear what we wanted. His staff was also great! Melodie is a great assistant and is also very knowledgeable about the market. She worked very hard to make sure we were also comfortable and put our mind at ease many times.
Ben was very easy to work with and very knowledgeable about real estate in general and the northern Illinois marketplace in particular. He was patient with us and never made us feel like an imposition, even though we were buying at the bottom end of the housing spectrum. I would happily use Ben again, though I suspect I'll be in the house he helped us find for many years.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Marengo, IL.
It was a good experience working with Ben. I felt very comfortable talking with him and asking him questions. He was available to meet at times that were convenient for me and he and/or his assistant responded to me quickly and pleasantly.